Whereas Netflix seemingly led the way in which for different streaming networks to create compelling unique programming, Hulu truly beat all of them to the punch. In 2011, a yr earlier than Netflix’s Lilyhammer and two years earlier than the arrival of Home of Playing cards, the burgeoning streamer premiered The Morning After, a pop-culture-focused information present that ran for 800 episodes over three years, plus A Day within the Life, a docuseries from Oscar-winner Morgan Spurlock.

Hulu has continued to make TV historical past within the dozen years since, most notably in 2017, when it grew to become the primary streamer to win an Emmy Award for Excellent Drama Sequence with The Handmaid’s Story. Within the years since, the streamer has continued to match—and sometimes exceed—that top bar for high quality leisure with collection like The Bear, which simply took house six Emmys, together with Greatest Comedy Sequence.

Whereas extra competitors has popped up since Hulu began gaining crucial credibility, the community has continued to face out for its fastidiously curated choice of unique collection and community partnerships that make it the house of FX collection and extra. Under are a few of our favourite exhibits streaming on Hulu proper now.

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Underneath the Bridge

Welcome to your new true crime obsession. Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone make a formidable duo as an creator and a police officer, respectively, investigating the brutal homicide of a 14-year-old lady in a small city in Canada. The restricted collection relies on Rebecca Godfrey’s award-winning 2005 e book of the identical identify (with Keough portraying Godfrey), and is a haunting reminder of what human beings are able to.


Sport of Thrones followers nonetheless lamenting the lack of one in every of tv’s nice epics have discovered their newest obsession in Shōgun. This restricted collection, based mostly on James Clavell’s beloved novel (which was first tailored right into a miniseries in 1980), is a superb and sweeping story of political rivalry in feudal Japan the place Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada), a strong warrior, has a goal placed on his again by his political rivals within the Council of Regents. Fortuitously for Toranaga, he’s acquired Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), a gifted translator and fiercely loyal samurai, by his facet. The ten-episode FX collection aired its finale on April 23, so be happy to binge it multi function go.

Such Courageous Ladies

Comic/actress Kat Sadler created and stars on this deeply messy, darkly comic story of a completely dysfunctional household—mother Deb (Sherlock’s Louise Brealey) and daughters Josie (Sadler) and Billie (Lizzie Davidson, Sadler’s real-life sister)—trying to select up the items after their husband/father leaves them. It’s cringe-comedy at its best, and the sort that may attraction to followers of Fleabag.

Feud: Capote vs. the Swans

Tom Hollander is the newest in an extended line of remarkable actors (see: Philip Seymour Hoffman) to painting Breakfast at Tiffany’s creator and raconteur Truman Capote—and top-of-the-line (which is not any shock). This sophomore season of the anthology collection, partly created by Ryan Murphy, relies on Answered Prayers, a novel that Capote started however by no means completed. Undoubtedly due partially to the numerous highly effective individuals he pissed off when Esquire printed an excerpt of the e book—which revealed the scandalous lives of a few of America’s strongest ladies (aka the Swans), who simply occurred to be a few of Capote’s closest confidantes. Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloë Sevigny, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, and Molly Ringwald spherical out the spectacular forged on this addictively catty collection.

Abbott Elementary

Quinta Brunson created and stars on this hit collection, which follows the day by day lives—out and in of the classroom—of a bunch of academics at what’s extensively thought of one of many worst public colleges in America. Regardless of a scarcity of funding for even fundamental instructional requirements, and college district leaders who solely care concerning the barest minimal requirements, these educators are united by their drive to surpass expectations and encourage their college students to do the identical. The present, which is within the midst of its third season, has already acquired a large variety of awards, together with 4 Emmys.

The Bear

Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) is a famous person of the high-quality eating world who has returned to his hometown of Chicago to save lots of his household’s struggling sandwich store after his brother’s dying by suicide. Whereas Carmy initially struggles to acclimate himself to being house and to his inherited kitchen’s back-to-basics fashion, he finally realizes that it’s not too late to vary each himself and the restaurant. Anybody who has ever labored in a busy kitchen is aware of the stress that comes with it, and The Bear does a superb job of creating that stress palpable—as evidenced by its slew of Emmy Awards. Whereas the plot sounds easy sufficient, a lot of Carmy’s earlier life is a little bit of a thriller, and it’s doled out in amuse-bouche-sized bits all through the collection. With each seasons streaming on Hulu now (and season 3 set to reach in June), it’s time to feast.


Noah Hawley’s anthology collection isn’t the primary try to adapt the Coen brothers’ Oscar-winning crime-comedy to the small display (Edie Falco starred in a earlier model, which was a extra simple adaptation of the film), however his method was clearly the smarter transfer. Followers of the Coens basically will discover tons to like concerning the many nods to the filmmakers’ total filmography, with every season masking a distinct crime and time interval. Although the seasons do share connections, every one is a complete one-off, and the present would possibly boast probably the most gifted group of actors ever assembled: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Carrie Coon, Scoot McNairy, Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Timothy Olyphant, and Ben Whishaw are only a few of the names who’ve discovered a house in Fargo. The incredible fifth season—that includes Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Joe Keery—continued this custom of remarkable performing, with all episodes streaming now.

A Homicide on the Finish of the World

Darby Hart (Emma Corrin) is a gifted hacker and armchair detective who’s one in every of eight company invited to spend a couple of days on the gorgeous but distant house of a mysterious billionaire (Clive Owen). When one of many company finally ends up lifeless, Darby should work rapidly to show that it was homicide—and who did it—earlier than the our bodies begin piling up. Followers of twisty true crime will respect this restricted collection, which comes from the minds of Brit Marling (who costars) and Zal Batmanglij—co-creators of the equally mind-bending The OA.

Residing for the Lifeless

“It’s all enjoyable and video games till somebody will get possessed.” That’s tarot card reader Ken’s tackle this twisty actuality collection, which follows the paranormal adventures of a bunch of 5 queer ghost hunters. Kristen Stewart executive-produced the collection, which has been described as homosexual Scooby-Doo however with higher hair and laugh-out-loud observations, like being extra scared of the “horrific” bedspread than the clowns at Nevada’s notorious Clown Motel.


Whereas Die Exhausting turned Bruce Willis into one in every of Hollywood’s greatest motion stars, he was removed from producers’ first alternative for the position of John McClane. That’s largely as a result of he was seen because the humorous man from Moonlighting, the Emmy-winning ’80s dramedy that facilities across the Blue Moon Detective Company and its two often-bickering homeowners, David Addison (Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd). Over the course of its 5 seasons, the collection racked up some critical crucial acclaim and wasn’t afraid to experiment with the sitcom format.

The Different Black Woman

Sinclair Daniel shines as Nella Rogers, an up-and-coming e book editor—and the one Black worker on the publishing home the place she works. Whereas Nella is initially thrilled when one other younger lady of colour, Hazel-Could McCall (Ashleigh Murray), is employed as an assistant, she will’t assist however discover {that a} collection of weird occasions appears to comply with. As Nella tries to suss out precisely what’s going on, she uncovers some fairly rattling disturbing skeletons in her employer’s closet. Whereas horror-comedies are an more and more standard film style, we don’t see them on the small display fairly as usually—which, if this intelligent collection is any indication, is an actual disgrace.

The Full Monty

Twenty-six years after a low-budget British comedy blew up on the field workplace, scored an Oscar, and launched “the Full Monty” into the favored lexicon, the Common Joes turned strippers from Sheffield are again to face largely the identical points they have been lamenting within the unique function movie. A lot of the primary forged reassembled for this follow-up to Peter Cattaneo’s hit 1997 film, together with two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson, who handed away in late December. Stripping is concerned, as are different inevitables in life, together with breakups, reconciliations, and dying. For followers of the unique film—or the Broadway musical and stage play that adopted—it’s a enjoyable check-in with the characters who bared all of it.

The Workplace (UK)

Years earlier than there was Jim and Pam and Dwight and Michael, there have been Tim and Daybreak and Gareth and David. For lovers of cringe, it’s laborious to do higher than Ricky Gervais and Stephen Service provider’s office comedy. David Brent (Gervais) is the unique boss from hell, whose workplace antics can have you masking your eyes and laughing out loud on the similar time. Like many British collection, there are simply two seasons—every consisting of a mere six episodes—plus a two-part Christmas particular. Don’t be stunned in the event you sit down to observe a single episode and binge it multi function go.


Within the Eighties, NBC was the channel to observe on Thursday nights—largely because of Cheers. The bar the place everyone is aware of your identify is the place the motion occurs on this award-winning sitcom a few former Crimson Sox participant (Ted Danson) and the lovable workers and patrons who deal with his bar like a second house. In case you can look previous (or, even higher, embrace) the questionable ‘80s trend and sometimes-sexist storylines that wouldn’t essentially fly on TV as we speak, you’ll discover what’s arguably one of many smartest sitcoms ever written. Greater than 40 years after its unique premiere, the jokes nonetheless get up and the characters are a few of tv’s most memorable (and beloved) for a cause.

Justified: Metropolis Primeval

Few reboots have generated as a lot enthusiasm as this one, during which Timothy Olyphant reprises his position as no-nonsense US marshal Raylan Givens. Fifteen years older than after we final noticed him in Justified, Raylan is now dwelling again in Miami, serving to to lift his teenage daughter Willa (performed right here by Olyphant’s real-life daughter Vivian) and nonetheless rocking a Stetson like no different actor ever may. However life for Raylan by no means stays quiet for lengthy, and this miniseries sees him making his approach to Detroit and going through off towards a violent felony generally known as the Oklahoma Wildman (Boyd Holbrook). Weapons are drawn and sensible is cracked on this restricted collection, with all eight episodes at the moment out there to stream (to not point out all six seasons of the unique collection).


Again in 2021, Hulu went the place Netflix’s Painkiller went in 2023: to the late ’90s and early 2000s, aka the start of America’s opioid disaster. Danny Robust created this retelling of the lengths to which Richard Sackler (performed right here by the all the time wonderful Michael Stuhlbarg) and Purdue Pharma would go to promote docs on the powers of OxyContin—all with the promise of no habit. Michael Keaton gained an Emmy for his portrayal of a widowed physician in Appalachia who buys into the lies, and finally turns into a sufferer of them.


In case you haven’t heard—which might imply you’ve not been studying sufficient WIRED—Futurama is again. Following a decade-long hiatus, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s animated sci-fi comedy has been returned in 2023, full with gags about Twilight Zone and “Momazon” drone deliveries. Now could be the right time to dive again in—or watch all of it for the primary time. And in November, Hulu confirmed the present will get at the least two extra seasons.

Reservation Canines

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo co-created this Peabody Award–profitable collection, which made historical past as the primary mainstream TV present created by, starring, and crewed by an virtually solely Indigenous American staff. It tells the story of 4 bored teenagers who’re determined to flee their lives on a reservation in Oklahoma. They resolve that California is the place they need to be and decide to a lifetime of largely petty crimes with a purpose to save up sufficient cash to depart. The collection’ third, and closing, season concluded in 2023 with a superb sendoff—and the entire collection is accessible to observe now.

What We Do within the Shadows

In 2014, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi cowrote, codirected, and costarred in What We Do within the Shadows, a humorous mockumentary that includes a bunch of vampires who share a house. This collection, which premiered in 2019, moved the vampire motion from New Zealand to Staten Island and introduced in a complete new group of vampires—who wrestle to even stand up off the sofa, not to mention take over all of New York Metropolis (as they’ve been instructed to). Within the present’s fifth season, which concluded in September, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) recovers from a supernatural hex, power vampire Colin (Mark Proksch) runs for workplace, and gentleman scientist Laszlo (Matt Berry) tries to determine the key behind the modifications Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) is experiencing. In case you haven’t been watching, now could be the right time to tune in—particularly as its upcoming sixth season will sadly be its final.

Style the Nation With Padma Lakshmi

“The gateway to a different tradition usually occurs first by means of meals,” says Padma Lakshmi within the first season of Style the Nation. That just about sums up this meals present, made within the fashion of Components Unknown and Weird Meals (each of that are additionally streaming on Hulu). Lakshmi makes for a compelling tour information, and he or she doesn’t even want to depart the US to discover the cultures, and culinary delights, of Ukraine, Cambodia, Italy, and past.

The Nice

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult shine on this witty, fast-paced, comedic retelling (however probably not) of Catherine the Nice’s rise to energy. Created by Tony McNamara, who earned Oscar nominations for his writing work on each The Favorite and Poor Issues, The Nice provides the identical mixture of lush costumes and surroundings combined with a biting commentary on the world, and a lady’s place in it. A narrative that rings as true as we speak because it did within the 18th century, when Catherine the Nice grew to become empress of Russia and introduced concerning the Age of Enlightenment, this present chips away at notions of sophistication, propriety, and monarchical rule in a manner few others do. If it’s historic accuracy you’re after, look elsewhere; the collection’ creators describe it as decidedly “anti-historical” (which is a part of the enjoyable). All three seasons can be found to stream.

Tiny Stunning Issues

The explanation to observe this eight-part restricted collection will be summed up in two phrases: Kathryn Hahn. A comedic juggernaut, Hahn can swap from humorous to dramatic in the identical scene, if not the identical sentence. This expertise is on show in Tiny Stunning Issues, the place she performs Claire, a author who takes up an recommendation column and pours all of the traumas of her life into responding to her readers. Primarily based on Wild creator Cheryl Strayed’s assortment of “Pricey Sugar” columns, the vignettes right here could also be a bit out of types, however Hahn pulls them collectively.


Dave Burd is a comic and rapper who goes by the stage identify Lil Dicky. In Dave, Burd performs a rapper who goes by the stage identify Lil Dicky and is trying to lift his profile and make a a lot larger identify for himself. If solely his many neuroses didn’t hold getting in the way in which. Whereas Dave may have simply become some mediocre experiment in meta storytelling, Burd—who co-created the collection, stars in it, and has written a number of episodes—grapples with some surprisingly sensitive subjects, together with psychological sickness. And he does all of it with a degree of sensitivity and honesty that you simply won’t anticipate from a man named Lil Dicky.

Nice Expectations

This newest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel isn’t a lot a contemporary retelling—Alfonso Cuarón’s 1998 movie this isn’t—as it’s a contemporary one. Starring Olivia Colman within the iconic position of Miss Havisham, this six-part collection transforms the story of Pip, a younger boy with goals of an upper-class life, right into a gothic story that examines the ethical compromises one should make to ascend on this planet. Crammed with gorgeous performances and a glossy look (or “try-hard edginess,” relying who you ask), it’s the right miniseries for followers of the novel—or viewers encountering Dickens’ traditional story for the primary time.


Donald Glover proved himself to be a quadruple risk of an actor, author, musician, and comic with this extremely acclaimed FX collection about Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover), an aspiring music supervisor who’s attempting to assist his cousin Alfred Miles, aka Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), kick off his musical profession. They’re surrounded by a supportive crew of buddies, together with Alfred’s BFF, Darius (LaKeith Stanfield), and Van (Zazie Beetz), Earn’s shut pal and the mom of his youngster. This makes all of it sound like a reasonably simple buddy comedy, however Atlanta is a lot extra. Even higher: It’s bizarre. Glover isn’t afraid to experiment with storytelling, which is a part of what makes the present so compelling.


Zach Galifianakis stars alongside Zach Galifianakis as twin brothers Chip and Dale Baskets on this unexpectedly transferring household comedy about an aspiring clown (Chip) who fails to graduate from a elaborate clowning faculty in Paris and is pressured to return house to Bakersfield, California, the place he lives together with his mom (the late Louie Anderson) and is consistently belittled by his higher-achieving brother (Dale). Between the twin position for Galifianakis and Anderson because the mother, it might sound like an inexpensive little bit of stunt casting that may’t maintain greater than an episode, not to mention a number of character arcs. However in the event you’re a fan of absurdist comedy, Baskets really ranks among the many better of them. And Anderson, who gained his first and solely Emmy for his position as Costco-loving Christine, is totally transcendent. Whereas it acquired a good quantity of crucial acclaim, Baskets may rightly be thought of one of the underseen and underappreciated collection in latest reminiscence.

The Dropout

Amanda Seyfried gained a a lot deserved Excellent Lead Actress Emmy for her portrayal of the infamous Stanford dropout turned well being care expertise maven Elizabeth Holmes, who tricked a few of the world’s savviest enterprise minds into investing in her firm, Theranos. Whereas Holmes’ purpose was altruistic sufficient—making well being care extra accessible to the lots by way of a tool that would detect any variety of ailments with little greater than a single finger prick of blood—the expertise wasn’t capable of catch up. Reasonably than admit defeat, she stored pushing, making enterprise offers and guarantees she may by no means fulfill.

Fleishman Is in Bother

Taffy Brodesser-Akner created this collection, based mostly on her bestselling novel of the identical identify, which manages to inform a really particular story that can be universally relatable. Toby Fleishman (Jesse Eisenberg) is a lately divorced fortysomething hepatologist dwelling in New York Metropolis. Issues are trying up for Fleishman when he’s thought of for a promotion and begins dipping his toe into the courting waters by way of an app. However then his ex-wife, Rachel (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him with their two youngsters. With the assistance of two of his greatest buddies (performed by Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody), Fleishman realizes that it’s going to take an trustworthy deconstruction of his marriage to grasp what occurred to Rachel, and the place she is perhaps.

The Handmaid’s Story

When Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Story in 1985, little did she know that its tv adaptation would revolutionize the still-nascent world of unique streaming content material. And she or he might not have anticipated simply what number of parallels her dystopian traditional would share with the actual world on the time it was tailored into an award-winning tv collection. It’s set in an unnamed time in what’s presumably the very close to future, when america has been taken over by a fundamentalist group generally known as Gilead, below whose regime ladies are thought of property and stripped of any private rights. Probably the most invaluable ladies are those that are fertile, as infertility has turn into an epidemic, and they’re stored as handmaids who’re pressured to participate in sexual rituals with high-ranking {couples} with a purpose to bear their youngsters. Recognizing the facility she wields, Offred, aka June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), isn’t content material to stay enslaved and units about altering the foundations as she seeks to reunite along with her misplaced husband and daughter.

It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia

In case you thought the characters on Seinfeld have been horrible individuals, wait till you meet the gang from Paddy’s Pub. For almost 20 years, Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Mac (Robert McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Candy Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) have unapologetically plotted towards one another and complete strangers in a collection of utterly self-centered schemes with completely no regard for the foundations of civility. The present follows the “no hugging and no studying” rule Larry David established for Seinfeld, however elevates it to a brand new degree of sociopathy. “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare,” “Candy Dee Has a Coronary heart Assault,” “How Mac Received Fats,” “Dennis Seems to be Like a Registered Intercourse Offender,” “The Gang Turns Black,” and “The Gang Goes to a Water Park” are simply a few of the offbeat adventures awaiting viewers. In 2021, Sunny grew to become the longest-running live-action sitcom within the historical past of tv, and it exhibits no indicators of slowing down—or taking it simple on its characters. It additionally occurs to be one of many best exhibits to binge: Pop an episode on and, with out even realizing it, you’ll be on to a different season. Its sixteenth (!!) wrapped up in 2023—however there are at the least two extra on the way in which.


What started as an internet collection is now a Hulu unique that wrapped up its eleventh season in December. The present is a portrait of small-town Canada (the fictional Letterkenny of the title) and focuses on siblings Wayne (co-creator Jared Keeso) and Katy (Michelle Mylett), who run a produce stand with assist from buddies Daryl (Nathan Dales) and Squirrely Dan (Okay. Trevor Wilson). As is commonly the case in small-town collection, lots of the residents fall into particular classes—in Letterkenny, you might be a fitness center rat, a hick, a skid (their phrase for a drug addict), or a “native” (a member of the close by First Nation reservation). However in distinction to many small-town collection, these teams—and the people who comprise them—aren’t diminished to meaningless stereotypes.

Solely Murders within the Constructing

Steve Martin, Martin Brief, and Selena Gomez make for a pleasant trio of true-crime-obsessed podcast followers who, in season 1 of this unique Hulu collection, resolve to hitch forces and create their very own podcast whereas trying to resolve the mysterious dying of a fellow resident of their Manhattan house constructing. From the very starting of their odd alliance, it’s been clear that each one isn’t what it appears, and everyone seems to be preserving secrets and techniques. Now they’ve upped the ante on visitor stars, too; the third season sees Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep be a part of within the enjoyable. Streep is already confirmed to be returning for season 4, which is able to hopefully premiere a while this summer season. Eugene Levy, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Galifianakis, and Eva Longoria have additionally been introduced as new forged members.

The Affected person

Steve Carell performs towards kind—or is at the least nothing like The Workplace’s Michael Scott—on this psychological thriller from Joel Fields and The Individuals creator Joe Weisberg. Carell is Alan Strauss, a therapist being held captive by his affected person (Domhnall Gleeson), who cops to being a serial killer and desperately needs Strauss to “treatment” his need to kill. The collection performs out like one big-bottle episode; a lot of the motion happens in a single room, with Carell and Gleeson talking solely to one another—every attempting to find out his greatest subsequent transfer.


Mining the awkwardness of 1’s center faculty years is hardly a brand new comedy idea. However being in your early thirties and taking part in your self as a junior highschool pupil after which surrounding your self with age-appropriate actors who’re truly going by means of that hellish ceremony of passage brings a complete new layer of cringe and humor. That is precisely what co-creators/stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle did for Pen15.

Underneath the Banner of Heaven

Homicide and Mormonism collide on this true-crime drama, during which detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) is distributed to research the homicide of a lady (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her child close to Salt Lake Metropolis. Whereas attempting to resolve the crime, Pyre learns some troubling details about probably the most devoted members of the LDS church that forces him to reckon together with his religion.

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